Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29 approved

HONOLULU – Mayor Kirk Caldwell today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-29: Order Implementing Tier 2 (The “Order”) and an 8th Proclamation (extending the emergency period) has been approved and signed by Governor David Ige. Governor Ige also approved Honolulu’s 8th emergency proclamation, extending the emergency period related to the COVID-19 pandemic through November 30. 

Based on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, starting on Thursday, October 22, the City will operate under Tier 2 of Honolulu’s Reopening Strategy . Page 2 of Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework provides specific details on how we would move forward or backwards.

Tier 2 includes, but is not limited to, the following changes:

o   Restaurants: groups of 5 allowed regardless of household/living unit

o   Personal Care Services allowed

o   Legal Short Term Rentals allowed

o   Gyms and Fitness Facilities allowed to operate indoors at 25% capacity

o   Indoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 5 people

o   Outdoor group physical activity classes allowed with no more than 10 people

o   Hawaii Golf Phase 2.5

o   Other commercial attractions, groups of 5 allowed indoors at 50% capacity

o   Helicopter tours at 50% capacity allowed

All essential and designated businesses and operations will still need to comply with Social Distancing Requirements and other conditions as outlined in the Order. The signed version of Emergency Order No. 2020-29, which further outlines businesses and operations allowed to resume operations on October 22, will be posted at Honolulu.gov.

If you have any questions on Emergency Order No. 2020-29, the City and County of Honolulu COVID-19 information call center remains open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 7 days a week, except on holidays. O‘ahu residents are encouraged to visit the website, oneoahu.org to get answers to frequently asked questions. If they do not find an answer to their questions on the site, residents can call the 768-CITY (2489) information hotline or email[email protected].

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